School of Health and Social Development

Welcome to the School of Health and Social Development information page for current students. This page is designed to help you understand the resources that are available to help you succeed in your course and how you can make it work best for you. We wish you all the best with your studies and look forward to supporting you throughout your educational journey.

Where to find course advice?


Planning your course is important to ensure you are getting the most out of your degree. Student Central is your starting point for help with information and access to a wide range of services at Deakin. Some degrees are flexible in terms of progression, while others have a very strict enrolment pathway that must be followed due to prerequisites. We reccommend that you meet with a Student Advisor when commencing your degree. You can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Student Advisor and find information relating to course maps, scholarships, timetabling and more via the Student Central website.

Work Integrated Learning and Practice Education

Several courses within the School of Health and Social Development have compulsory Practice Education while other courses have options to incorporate Work Integrated Learning. Click the link above to find out what hand-on experience you can gain through your course.

International Opportunities

The Faculty of Health offer a number of overseas and virtual international opportunities which allow you to become immersed in a health-related project. You can incorporate an overseas experience into your degree - a single unit or a whole trimester.

Deakin's photographer, Simon Fox has written about the Cambodian Study Tour in 2017 here.

Honours in Health

The School of Health and Social Development offer a wide variety of Honours Projects that allow you gain research experience in an area that interests you. Find out how an Honours year can work for you by clicking the title link above.

Higher Degree by Research

HDR students can find information relating to their studies through the Schools HDR SharePoint and directly through your supervisor.

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